1. Vince Neil Talks Mötley Crüe Country Tribute Album at ACM Awards: Watch

    April 07, 2014 6:35 PM EDT Mötley Crüe's time as a live act may be coming to an end, but an upcoming country tribute album is giving their songs new life. Crüe frontman Vince Neil was on hand at yesterday (April 6)'s ACM Awards, where he spoke about the covers album and how he's being accepted into the…

  2. Cassadee Pope Brings Back a Big Voice With Second Single 

    March 31, 2014 4:30 PM EDT Around the three-minute mark of Cassadee Pope's first country single, "Wasting All These Tears," she hit an impressive high note and drug it out for a solid nine seconds as a hypnotic instrumental figure repeated underneath, heightening the drama in a song about a woman…

  3. Chart Highlights: Passenger, Pharrell Williams, Dierks Bentley Score New No. 1s

    March 24, 2014 5:50 PM EDT Among this week's new leaders, Passenger's 'Let Her Go' crowns AC, Williams' 'Happy' takes over atop two more tallies and Bentley parks 'I Hold On' atop Country Airplay Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts…

  4. 'The Voice' Recap: One Coach Comes Away Empty on Night 4 of Blind Auditions

    March 04, 2014 11:59 PM EST "I'm a gentlemen -- ladies first," explained Usher as to why he doesn't hit his button until after Shakira does, nearly every time. But among all the spinning seats, one coach came up completely empty on Tuesday's episode of "The Voice." 'The Voice'…

  5. Brett Eldredge, Cassadee Pope, Thomas Rhett Offer Glimpse of Country Music's Future at New Faces Show

    February 22, 2014 11:11 AM EST Tyler Farr and Charlie Worsham (with special guest Sheryl Crow) also perform at the Country Radio Seminar's prestigious New Faces showcase The 2014 Country Radio Seminar culminated as usual with the prestigious New Faces Show, held Friday night in downtown Nashville. The big winner of…

  6. Charlie Worsham Looks Back on Big Year, Gears Up for New Faces Show

    February 21, 2014 7:16 PM EST The past twelve months have been an amazing time in the career of Charlie Worsham. “It’s been a really crazy year,” he admits to Billboard. “It’s hard to believe how much things change and evolve in a year’s time. From having a first single that did really well, and now having a second single…

  7. Thomas Rhett Gears Up for New Faces Show

    February 20, 2014 11:00 AM EST As Billboard continues to shine the spotlight on the five artists selected by country radio for tomorrow night's New Faces Show at CRS, Thomas Rhett took time to reflect upon the groundwork he laid at stations late in 2011.  "It feels like it was yesterday rather than it being two…

  8. Cassadee Pope Honored to Play New Faces Show

    February 19, 2014 8:00 AM EST Cassadee Pope remembers sitting in the audience at the Nashville Convention Center last winter during the Country Radio Seminar. "I was sitting next to Scott Borchetta and telling him I wanted to be up there someday." she recalls. "He turned to me and said 'Just wait. You&…

  9. Jill Scott Talks 'The Voice,' James Brown Biopic and New Album

    February 18, 2014 9:30 AM EST Tapped as guest mentor for Team Usher on the sixth season of NBC's "The Voice" -- which kicks off Feb. 24 -- Jill Scott has also been busy juggling two other major projects: a co-starring role in the James Brown biopic "Get On Up" and a new album for Atlantic. Given…

  10. Tyler Farr to Perform at CRS New Faces Show

    February 18, 2014 9:00 AM EST Columbia Nashville singer Tyler Farr said that being selected as one of the five top new artists of 2013 by his peers at radio is something he doesn't take lightly. On Friday, he'll perform at the New Faces Show at the Country Radio Seminar. "It's an honor to share the…

  11. Brett Eldredge Works 'Beat' to Radio: 'I Want to Do This for a Long Time'

    February 17, 2014 10:51 AM EST Since he made his chart debut in 2010 with "Raymond," Brett Eldredge has been a regular at the Country Radio Seminar. That – and a Warner Brothers recording contract aside, wasn't enough to gain him entry into one of the hottest tickets in town during CRS week – the New Faces…

  12. Mötley Crüe to Retire Following Massive Tour

    January 28, 2014 5:11 PM EST One last tour for the metal misfits -- they mean it. Also announced: A country tribute album and film adaptation of "The Dirt" After 30-plus years of world-class debauchery and spinning drum kits, Motley Crue is calling it quits with a 72-city North America tour and a legally…

  13. Entering Finale, 'The Voice' Contestants Turn in Top Performances

    December 17, 2013 2:01 PM EST Finalists Will Champlin, Jacquie Lee call their finale performances the best they've done. Season five of "The Voice" comes to a close tonight with the final three contestants resembling previous winners. Will Champlin, a journeyman musician who has yet to get his break, fits…

  14. Alex and Sierra Q&A: 'X Factor' Duo on Scoring Hits, Songwriting and What's Next

    December 16, 2013 8:15 PM EST Heading into the "X Factor's" finale on Wednesday and Thursday, the iTunes singles chart is making the duo of Alex and Sierra look like significant front-runners. A day after the Dec. 11 show they had five songs bouncing around iTunes' top 50; five days after their…

  15. CMT's 'Artists of the Year' Special Honors Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line & More

    December 04, 2013 1:54 AM EST CMT's celebration of country music's top artists of 2013 was a complete dude fest. Whether it was saluting Tim McGraw as a more-relevant-than-ever trailblazer, acknowledging the genre's love-hate relationship with Florida Georgia Line, the precociousness of Hunter Hayes or the…

  16. Maximum Exposure 2013: The Top 10 Platforms That Move Music Now

    November 15, 2013 8:00 AM EST A Longer Version of This Cover Story Appears in The New Billboard -- Own It ! • Subscribe • Buy a Copy • Billboard on iPad Whether they're performing at an awards show, rocking the stage at a huge festival, or licensing your tune for a commercial spot, there are numerous ways for…

  17. Gimme Five: Cassadee Pope's Favorite Voices (Video)

    October 30, 2013 1:29 PM EDT "The Voice" winner lists the people whose voices shaped her life and career. Before Cassadee Pope guided her first major-label album, "Frame By Frame," to a Top 10 debut on the Billboard 200 earlier this month, the singer was a contestant on the third season of NBC'…

  18. Sound Selectors: The Top 10 Producers in Music

    October 21, 2013 12:10 PM EDT From an indie-rap hero’s surprise takeover to a hard rocker’s Nashville power move, our top 10 producers broke big boundaries and crafted even bigger hits. Here, we head behind the boards and profile the soundmen who ruled the charts. 10 Alex Da Kid “I want to make music that has no…

  19. Cassadee Pope, Luke Bryan Lead Country Charts

    October 17, 2013 5:20 PM EDT The former champion of NBC's 'The Voice' soars onto Top Country Albums at No. 1, while Bryan achieves an honor on Hot Country Songs last managed in 1966 Cassadee Pope, the third-season winner of NBC's "The Voice," becomes the second rookie female to debut at No…

  20. Miley Cyrus' 'Bangerz' Debuts At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    October 16, 2013 11:00 AM EDT Panic! at the Disco and Pusha T also score Top 5 debuts on this week's albums chart. As forecast last week, Miley Cyrus debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with her new release "Bangerz," selling 270,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan.…

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